Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Saint Reports Complete!

We are all done constructing our Saint Reports! Thank you parents for all your efforts in research and writing. Students, you did a great job and worked very hard! Now, we just need to focus on practicing our reports and costumes.

I hope the costume planning is going well. I've already heard that some students have begun or even finished their costumes! That's great! If you have any issues with your costume, PLEASE don't hesitate to let me know and we can come up with a solution. 

I'm so excited for this project and the students' progress. Please let me know if you need any help or have any questions regarding the project. I note will go home in Tuesday folder with our schedule for that morning. 
Here are a few tips for practicing an oral presentation:
  • Make eye contact frequently - Make sure your eyes leave your paper occasionally to engage your audience
  • Speak clearly (slowly) - Don't rush your report. The audience is interested in learning about your Saint. Speaking clearly and slowly allow them to understand you better.
  • Speak at a good volume - No, you don't have to strain your voice, but make sure you are speaking loud enough for your audience to hear.
  • Practicing saying your report MANY times - It may feel tedious, but the more you say it the more comfortable you feel speaking, and it helps you to not stumble over difficult words. 

Early Release Days

Don't forget that Thursday and Friday are early release days for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Look forward to meeting with all the parents this week!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Two-fer Saint/Halloween Costumes !

This is a great site with some ideas on how to get two uses out of your Saint costume (well for some students). Hope it helps! If any of you are needing help or ideas for your costume, please give me a shout! We've seen some very creative ideas in past years and might have a way to get crafty with your costume! 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Saint Report

Hello Families!
We had a great week in 3rd grade on our Saint Reports. We've ended the week with all students being able to utilize their resources to complete their rough draft. Our goal for this coming week is to finish and finalize the draft to prepare for writing the full report. We will edit and correct any mistakes that we see and prepare to write the final draft. We hope to complete the full report by early next week so that we may utilize the next few weeks before All Saint's Day to practice. By now, I hope you and your children are beginning to think about how you might want to do your costume. Remember: Costumes do not have to be expensive or elaborate, just an appropriate depiction of the Saint's typical outfit. If you refer to the resource section, I will include some good websites for research and also some useful sites that show how some Saint costumes have been made. I will also include a few pictures of our students' costumes from years past. Thank you for all of your help with this project! We're having a lot of fun learning more about the Super Heroes of our faith! Good Luck!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Subtraction with Regrouping Game

Here's a practice game for subtraction with regrouping. Hopefully this will help you with the skill. 
Subtraction with Regrouping Game

Problem Solving Strategies

Hey everyone! Here are some tips on problem solving in math. Hopefully it is helpful with tonight's homework and any in the future. Enjoy!